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Syriac Books and Manuscripts of the Duke University Collection

Jun-19-2012 at 00:24 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Duke University Collection - Syriac Books And Manuscripts - A Special Exhibit - 2011.
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Syriac Books and Manuscripts of the Duke University Collection
by David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. June 11, 2011.

The Rubenstein Library is pleased to announce that we’ve digitized a wonderful publication written by Duke’s very own Maria Doerfler, Emanuel Fiano, and Lucas Van Rompay.

The publication features erudite bibliographic descriptions of several Syriac manuscripts and books from the Rubenstein collections, accompanied by photographic illustrations.

The work is an annotated catalog from an exhibition assembled for the Sixth North American Syriac Symposium, held at Duke University, 26-29 June 2011.

We’re grateful to the authors for allowing the book to be published on the Internet Archive!

It will surely be a treasure for scholars worldwide.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

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